Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994) Four sketches for the Elephant sculpture commissioned by First Bank Nigeria 75 x 25cm (29 1/2 x 9 13/16in) and smaller. ((4))

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Lot 18
Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E
(Nigerian, 1917-1994)
Four sketches for the Elephant sculpture commissioned by First Bank Nigeria 75 x 25cm (29 1/2 x 9 13/16in) and smaller.

Sold for £ 5,687 (US$ 7,031) inc. premium
Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
Four sketches for the Elephant sculpture commissioned by First Bank Nigeria
watercolour
75 x 25cm (29 1/2 x 9 13/16in) and smaller.
(4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The collection of Peter Whitehouse & Ted Moore.

    Peter Whitehouse and Ted Moore were the designing architects for the new First Bank Nigeria headquarters and commissioned a large bronze of an elephant (the FBN logo) from Enwonwu to adorn the large reception atrium.

    The work was cast in the UK and delivered to Lagos, but the then management of FBN did not approve of the sculpture and it was never installed. The above works are the preparatory sketches relating to this commission.
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Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994) Four sketches for the Elephant sculpture commissioned by First Bank Nigeria 75 x 25cm (29 1/2 x 9 13/16in) and smaller. ((4))
Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994) Four sketches for the Elephant sculpture commissioned by First Bank Nigeria 75 x 25cm (29 1/2 x 9 13/16in) and smaller. ((4))
Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu M.B.E (Nigerian, 1917-1994) Four sketches for the Elephant sculpture commissioned by First Bank Nigeria 75 x 25cm (29 1/2 x 9 13/16in) and smaller. ((4))
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